Match Report

FC Edinburgh were the visitors for the third time this season, Manager Marvin Bartley, made one change to the side that beat Peterhead last weekend, with Lewis Gibson starting ahead of Kieran McKechnie who took his place on the bench. 

In typical Scottish tradition, the rain started just ahead of kick off which made the pitch look tricky, as both teams got to grips with the conditions, Edinburgh had more of the ball in the opening stages and although they looked a threat, they failed to do much with it. The first real chance of the game came after eight minutes when Michael Ruth made a good break before finding Gibson out wide. As the youngster cut the ball back to Harry Cochrane his right foot shot was low but wide. Gibson again delivered the ball from the wide area but this time it was missed by everyone in the middle.  As the game progressed the chances became more frequent and with just over half an hour played, Jack Brydon played a terrific ball for Ruth who in turn found Gibson.  The winger cut inside to make space for himself but as he looked certain to score the ball was cleared for a corner.  The resulting set piece was headed over by Brydon. 

At the other end Innes Murray’s free kick was collected by Kevin Dabrowski.  Before Brydon played another great curling ball into the path of Ruth but as he charged towards goal he was muscled out by the defenders. Robbie Mutch was in fine form and in the final minute of the first half he made two great saves to keep his side level.  The first was on the line to deny Ruari Paton with the second a fantastic one handed save to push Euan East’s effort from Calvin McGrory’s corner out for another. 

HALF TIME:  Queens 0 FC Edinburgh 0 

Early in the second half Liam Fontaine picked up a booking for using an arm on Paton and was dealt further punishment as the striker got up to hit the free kick sweet as you like into the top corner, with a right foot shot from 20 yards to give Queens the lead.  

Queens were on top, and Josh Todd, Paton and Hendrie combined well to get the ball to substitute Connor Murray but as he tumbled the defence cleared. Minutes later Paton played in Todd who again looked odds on to score but this time Mutch came out quickly to smoother.   

As the visitors tried to get back into it, John Robertson hit a powerful strike from distance, but Dabrowski did well to push it over the bar.  Queens broke from the corner and Gibson played the ball over the top for Todd, but he couldn’t connect properly, and the ball went wide. Substitute Jaze Kabia was taking some rough treatment on the wing and with nine minutes of scheduled time left, Fontaine took him out the game on the touchline.  The challenge was poor and earned the captain a second yellow and the resulting red card to leave the visitors with 10 men.   

The game opened up but there was no further scoring, and Paton’s superb free kick was enough to earn Queens a much-deserved victory.  

FULL TIME:  Queens 1 FC Edinburgh 0

  • Dabrowski

  • Brydon

  • McKay

  • East


  • Gibson


  • McGrory


  • Cochrane

  • Todd

  • Hendrie

  • Paton

  • Ruth



  • Botterill

  • McKay


  • Murray


  • McKechnie

  • Kabia


  • Logan


  • Irving

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Pre-match Queens Lineup: 25. Dabrowski 16. East 5. P McKay 35. Brydon 17. Hendrie 8. Todd (C) 6. Cochrane 15. McGrory 27. Gibson 19. Ruth 7. Paton Bench: 42. Botterill (GK) 2. McKay 11. Murray 18. McKechnie 20. Irving 21. McMahon 22. Kabia 23. Logan 26. Muir
Pre-match 26. is Ryan Muir.
Pre-match Only one change to the starting lineup following victory in Peterhead, Lewis Gibson comes back into the team for Kieran McKechnie. There is also a spot for new signing Cammy Logan on the bench.
Pre-match FC Edinburgh: 31.Mutch 2.McDonald 3.McIntyre 4.Hamilton 5.Mercer 11.Robertson 13.Jacobs 17.Fontaine 23.Murray 28.Craigen 30.Crane Bench: 1.Ramsbottom 6.Kerr 8.Tapping 9.See 10.Handling 25.Boyle
Pre-match Our opponents today have 4 ex Doonhamers ! With Scott Mercer and Kyle Jacobs starting as well as Mark Kerr and Callum Tapping on the bench.
First half begins |0-0
11%27 Gibson beats his man on the byline before falling to the ground but the referee deems him not to be fouled. |0-0
16%27 Gibson latches on to a poor pass from Fontaine but he can’t pick out anyone with his cutback. |0-0
20%27 Hendrie finds Paton brilliantly in the box but Fontaine throws his body on the line to block his shot. |0-0
33%27 A very even game so far with both teams trying to create chances. |0-0
34%27 Ruth gets on the end of a brilliant ball from Brydon before setting up Gibson, he gets in 1 on 1 but the Keeper stays big and puts his effort behind. |0-0
34%27 From the following corner Brydon has a golden chance to put Queens in front but he can’t keep his effort down. |0-0
44%27 Hendrie plays a brilliant cross onto Paton’s head and his effort is expertly saved by Edinburgh’s keeper down low to his right. |0-0
First half ends |0-0
Half Time A good performance from the home side could justify going in front, but it is still very much a close game. |0-0
Second half begins |0-0
47%27 SUBSTITUTION FC Edinburgh: Murray OFF REPLACED BY See |0-0
52%27 Fontaine (FC Edinburgh) is booked for obstruction against Paton, offering a free kick in a very dangerous position. |0-0
53%27 GOAL QUEENS! RUARIIIIIIIII Paton fires a free kick up and over the wall into the top right corner. |1-0
57%27 An excellent Queens move linking up the majority of the team somehow doesn’t end up with a goal subject to some food defending. |1-0
62%27 Queens get in behind once again this time with Todd, but the keeper is out quickly to smother his effort. |1-0
63%27 See has an effort from 30 yards but Dabrowski is able to tip it over the bar for a corner |1-0
64%27 Queens break quickly from a corner and Gibson delivers from deep to the back post but Todd just can’t get on the end of it. |1-0
66%27 There is a break in play as East is down receiving treatment for a knock to the head. |1-0
67%27 SUBSTITUTION QOS: Gibson OFF REPLACED BY Logan to make his QOS debut. |1-0
69%27 SUBSTITUTION FC Edinburgh: Jacobs OFF REPLACED BY Handling |1-0
75%27 Murray collects a loose ball on the right handside and has an effort on the half volley, but it is ends up well wide. |1-0
81%27 Fontaine (FC Edinburgh) SENT OFF after receiving a second yellow card for sending Kabia into the stand. |1-0
82%27 Queens break again but Murray’s effort at the end is weak. |1-0
83%27 The game has completely opened up now and Queens continue to get in behind but cannot find a second goal. |1-0
89%27 Handling (FC Edinburgh) is booked |1-0
92%27 Paton (QOS) is booked |1-0
The game ends |1-0
Full Time A dominant second half performance should’ve seen Queens multiple goals to the good. Despite poor finishing the home side defended well to win their second game on the bounce ! |1-0